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UPDATED FEBRUARY 11, 2012

  • Infobox image size is now 250px.
  • "Relatives" no longer exists, having now merged with "Relationships" as a subsection.
  • "Gallery" is now an optional section.

If you're here seeking to make a page for your character, that must mean you're already a member. If not, head on over to Portal Breach and sign up! Once you've been a member for roughly a month, you can head back here to make profile pages your characters!

Making a PageEdit

  • First, sign up on wikia. It's similar to registering on any regular forum with your typical username (not the name of any of your characters!). You can always make pages and edit anonymously, but it's easiest to track our site's Roleplayers if you make an account. This works well for you and your fellow members.
  • On the top right, you'll see a tab labeled "Contribute". Click that and select "Add a Page" from the drop-down list. Write down the first and last name of your character (if applicable), or the name they're best known as, then select "Blank Page" and then "Add a Page" again.

Adding CategoriesEdit

  • You're now in the editing page. On the right-hand side, you'll see a box called "Categories". Click the space that says "Add a Category", and write down "Characters". You must add this in so your page will appear in the Characters list! Next, depending on what kind of character you are playing, add one of the following:
    • "Canon Characters" if your character is from a pre-established series.
    • "Fan Characters" if your character is a character you made based on a pre-established series.
    • "Original Characters" if your character and their universe is entirely made up from your own imagination.
  • Click "Publish" and your page is made!
  • It's still effectively empty though, so get to the next step with the Character Template!

Adding your InfoboxEdit

  • Click "Edit" to return to editing your character's page. On the top, there are two tabs. Click "Source" so you can add an infobox and all the necessary parameters you'll be needing to your character's page.
  • Go to the Character Template, highlight the words you see in Usage, and copy them. On the right, you'll see an example of how your future infobox will look like.
  • Back to your character's page, paste what you copied in to the page. Remember to be in source mode when you're doing this, or else it won't work!
  • Write down the corresponding information beside each equal symbol. Here's more or less what you need to include:
| image         = [[File:NAME.png/jpg/gif|250px|NAME]]
| fullname      = Full name here, including any middle names.
| aliases       = Any nicknames, titles, etc. can go here.
| gender        = Male/Female/Genderless, etc.
| race          = Human/Robot/Demon/Dolphin, etc.
| age           = Put physical age, NOT how old they look like. For vampires
                  or those who have stopped ageing, write something like this:
                  141 (17 when turned/stopped ageing, etc.)
| dateofbirth   = Write it in this format: January 1, 2010. Remember that
                  Portal Breach's years correspond with ours. If your character
                  is not from Earth, do the math to find a proper year for
                  them. If your character is from Earth but from the past or
                  future, do the math regardless, but add a note on the bottom
                  of your page to let us know the proper year.
| heightweight  = Follow this format: 6'6'' / 200 lbs.
| homeworld     = This format: City, Country (Planet/Galaxy/System/etc.)
| residence     = Where they currently live on Portal Breach.
| occupation    = What they currently do for a living on Portal Breach.
| alignment     = Lawful Good / Neutral Good / Chaotic Good
                  Lawful Neutral / True Neutral / Chaotic Neutral
                  Lawful Evil / Neutral Evil / Chaotic Evil
| dateofarrival = Write it in this format: January 1, 2010. It can be the
                  date you registered, but it is best to go with the date you
                  started roleplaying or you were accepted if there is a large
                  timespan between the two dates.
| playedby      = This is where you signing up comes in. Place the link to
                  your wikia's userpage between single square brackets, and
                  INSIDE the brackets, separate your nickname with a space.
                  Here is an example:
           [http://portalbreach.wikia.com/wiki/User:PreciousBlackSteel Steel]
| type          = Put down if they are a canon/fan/original character and
                  link to the Category page, as thus:
    [http://portalbreach.wikia.com/wikiCategory:Fan_Characters Fan Character]
| status        = Active if they are being played, Inactive if they are up
                  for adoption or have been dropped, but have too much history
                  to be wiped from the system.
| profile       = The easiest. Link to your character's profile page on
                  Portal Breach, like this:
                  [http://www.portalbreach.net/u32 Profile]
| presentation  = Like above, with the same format, link to your Presentation.
| timeline      = And link to your timeline in the same way...
| idcard        = And finally to your ID Card in the same way.

And you're done with the infobox! Just in case you haven't got a timeline or ID Card yet, just write what each one is so you can later link to it. And now, save that page just in case anything happens! And don't worry, we're almost done. Just gotta give you some final pointers now.

HeadquoteEdit

Possibly the easiest and most fun part of making your character's page is adding one of their more memorable quotes to the top where it can be seen. Doing that is easier than you think.

  • Underneath the infobox, still in source mode, just write the following:
{{Headquote|WHATEVER YOU WANT HERE. DON'T FORGET THE PERIOD AT THE END
UNLESS YOU'RE PHRASING A QUESTION OR USING AN EXCLAMATION MARK. QUOTATION
MARKS ARE NOT NEEDED AND WILL SHOW UP REGARDLESS.}}
  • A more clearer example, in action, would show up like this:
“Holy sardine!”

Adding InformationEdit

The last and possibly most important stretch is here. Don't worry, it's really easy to us once you get the hang of it. Are you still in source mode? I hope so!

  • Underneath the headquote, write a very short, brief summary on your character. Always start with your character's name, in bold, and follow with their race and what they've pretty much done in one small paragraph. This paragraph should not exceed ten lines. You'll have a chance to expand on their history below.
  • Once you've done that, copy and paste the following into your source tab. You really need the equal marks, by the way.
==Appearance==
==History==
==Personality==
==Abilities==
==Relationships==
==Quotes==
==Trivia==
==Gallery==
==Notes==

And here is what information you will need to put in each section, and how:

==Appearance==
Here, describe how your character looks like physically. Include any details
that you feel are important, like body heat, fragility, as well as their usual
get-up, if they are rarely seen without it.

==History==
Detail your character's history here. Events before Portal Breach should be
relatively brief and concise. Condense it if you have to, but mention important
things that can or have had an impact on Portal Breach. For original characters,
it's encouraged that they add in as much as they can, however. For canon or fan
characters, if they are from a certain point in canon, or you have slightly
altered or tweaked canon and added in your own fanon, make sure to add any
details we'll need to know of what's been changed.

You can also make subsections in History for easier reading by adding another
subtitle with additional brackets, like this:

==History==
===Early Years===
===Arriving at Portal Breach===

And so on and so forth.

==Personality==
Be as detailed as you can here. The wikia is giving you a chance to expand
and include as much information as you can on your characters, so why waste
it? It's also important to show their character development in this section if
they have been on Portal Breach for a long time and have changed through their
experiences.

==Abilities==
No cutting corners here. Be as detailed as possible on what they can and can't
do. Include anything from physical prowess to a genius mind.
===Strengths====
A detailed list of your character's strengths goes here.
===Weaknesses===
As well as a detailed list of your character's weaknesses.

==Relationships==
My suggestion here would be to split this into four sections: family, friends,
enemies, and love interests. There's no need to detail your character's
acquaintances here. Only write down those whom your character is very close
with, or despises, or has been in a relationship with. If people prior to
Portal Breach are important to your character you can include them, as well,
but be briefer about them than with characters currently on Portal Breach.

==Quotes==
Put down memorable quotes your character has said (either along with other
characters or on their own) on Portal Breach. Unless your character has a 
catchphrase from their canon they have used on Portal Breach, forgo any quotes
your character has had before the Breach.

==Trivia==
A few interesting details about your character's creation and/or origins can
go here. This can be a useful section for those who possess fan characters or
original characters, so make use of it!

==Gallery==
Optional. If you have more than one picture for your character that doesn't
really fit in the history or anywhere else, use this space for it.

==Notes==
Optional. This space is for references and adding down information such as
proper birthdates and whatnot, or referencing information from other sources.
Otherwise, you don't need this at all.

And there you have it! Save that page and you have your basic layout ready! Fill out as much information as you can! If you have any questions, just leave a comment, contact one of the wiki admins, and we'll try to work out your problem ASAP.

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